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(nee REIMER)

The world lost a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother (Oma), sister, aunt, friend, and partner on September 13, 2021, at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 86.
Anne (Anne with an "e" as she preferred to be known!) lost her fifth and final battle with cancer, but it never stopped her from giving her whole heart to those she loved each day.
Anne leaves behind many broken hearts; her three daughters, Janet Nickel (Rick Mahon), Karen Nickel, and Barbara Nickel (Gregory Defoe); her three grandchildren, Kimberly McCance (Carson McCance), Gregory Tkachuk, and Logan Defoe as well as one great-granddaughter Emily McCance; three siblings, Peter Reimer (Mary), Agatha Peters, and Lena Penner; sister-in-law Dorothy Schellenberg; special friend and companion, Philip Ringham; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her best friend, husband, and soulmate, Fred Nickel (1988), as well as her parents, Abram and Anna Reimer (nee Hiebert) and siblings, Kay Bruneau, Abe Reimer, Dietrich Reimer, Mary Reimer, Elizabeth Reimer, and Dickie Reimer.
A special thank you to Dr. Brendan McCarthy at HSC who advocated for mom when she first became ill, Dr. Craig Harlos her oncologist (whose socks mom thought were cool and loved to comment on), and Dr. Web and the palliative care team at Riverview Health Centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Family and friends are invited to say a final goodbye to Anne at 2:00 p.m. on September 18, 2021, in Friedenstal, MB at the Zion Lutheran Church followed by internment at the cemetery there. Manitoba Health Covid guidelines will be followed for this service which includes capacity limitations (approx. 75-100 attendees max), social distancing, masking and being fully vaccinated.
Anne's family kindly requests that her friends and family take a few minutes to honour her memory by visiting her tribute page at A photo-biography as well as memories and stories published by those who knew her, are available there.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in The Carillon on Sep 16, 2021

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